Catherine Day Phillips Barn aflutter with Sovereign Award Finalists

Updated - 15/02/2018
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This year's Sovereign Awards Ceremony announcing the Champions of 2017 has created a nervous excitement in the barn of Trainer Catherine Day Phillips. Catherine, a finalist in the Outstanding Trainer category for 2017, is also the trainer of Champion two-year-old filly finalist Dixie Moon and Champion three-year-old Male finalist Mr. Havercamp, both bred and owned by Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry. Longtime commercial breeders and owners the Fit...

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Catherine Day Phillips records career best wins in 2017

Updated - 12/12/2017
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After what could be considered rebuilding years in 2013 -2015, Trainer Catherine Day Phillips has once again hit her stride with back to back career high years in the win column at Woodbine. 2016 was a terrific year with 22 wins in 84 starts and earnings of $952,566 for Catherine’s Kingfield Racing Stable and a number of other owners and partnerships that race under the care of her Catherine Day Phillips Racing Stable barn at Woodbine. With 2017 now in the books at Woodbine Catherine’s final tally for the season saw her earn a new career high win total of 24 this year with more than ...

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Dixie Moon Super in the Ontario Lassie Stakes

Updated - 03/12/2017
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Dixie Moon was in good order coming off of a six place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Del Mar according to trainer Catherine Day Phillips.  Dixie Moon broke her maiden in her first career start on August 19 this year and earned herself a trip to the Breeders' Cup in California with a close in the G1 Natalma Stakes a month later followed by a win in the Cup and Saucer in October at Woodbine. Despite her tough campaign, the two-year-old Curlin filly, out of Dorothy and Sean Fitzhenry's mare Dixie Chicken (by Rahy), proved her talent when she hung on to win by a nose wit...

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Dixie Moon at Del Mar in California for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships

Updated - 01/11/2017
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Dixie Moon, with Trainer Catherine Day Phillips and Groom Nicki Brolley in the paddock at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club Racetrack getting ready for the G1 $1,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.  Dixie Moon will start from post position 12 of 16 for the 1 mile event scheduled to run on Friday, November 3, 2017 at 5:25pm EST. Dixie Moon is a two-year-old filly by Curlin - Dixie Chicken (Rahy) bred and owned by Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry in Ontario. Photo - Todd Phillips...

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Two more wins for Catherine Day Phillips including second straight Stakes win for Mr. Havercamp

Updated - 22/10/2017
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Eminent Force was a determined winner in an Allowance Optional Claiming and Mr. Havercamp romped home by 7 lengths in the Bunty Lawless Stakes to provide trainer Catherine Day Phillips with 2 wins on the day both with Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva. Today's two wins bring Catherine's total number of wins to 23 so far this season which is one win more than her 2016 career high total of 22 wins. Going one mile on the turf for a purse of $62,300, Eminent Force, claimed on July 30 for owners P.A. Fullerton and Catherine's Kindfield Racing Stable, notched his thirteenth career win in race 2 at W...

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“How Good is Grace and Dignity”

Updated - 18/10/2017
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Two year-old Grace and Dignity notched her second win by speeding to the lead in a $61,000 Allowance Optional Claiming going 6 furlongs on the Tapeta at Woodbine with race caller Robert Geller asking "Just how good is Grace and Dignity?" Owned by Michael Iavarone, Jules Iavarone, Edward Hart and Bob Sauter, the daughter of Animal Kingdom - Precision Farming by Smart Strike  was bred in Ontario by Anderson Farms Ontario Inc. Her second win in two care...

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Dixie Moon headed to Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar

Updated - 17/10/2017
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After winning the 2017 Cup and Saucer Stakes, 2 year-old Curlin filly, Dixie Moon, will be making the trip to Del Mar in California to compete in the Breeders' Cup Championships in early November. According to Daily Racing Form, the decision to compete in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf was made this past weekend, a few short weeks after her win in the Cup and Saucer Stakes at Woodbine on October 5. Bred and owned by Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry, the Catherine Day Phillips trained filly out of the Fitzhenry mare, Dixie Chicken (who also raced under the guidance of Catherine) won ...

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Smooth Talk an Easy Winner

Updated - 15/10/2017
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Two year-old Court Vision gelding, Smooth Talk, stalked the pace and made a run in the far turn in the six furlong $45,000 Maiden Allowance sprint to win by 4 four lengths under Jokey Eurico Rosa Da Silva. (more…)...

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Eradicator breaks maiden

Updated - 09/10/2017
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The Anderson Farms Ontario, Inc. & John Fielding owned 3 year old gelding Eradicator broke his maiden in a $25,000 claiming race at Woodbine.  Ridden by Eurico Rosa Da Silva, Eradicator made a determined bid down the stretch to prevail by half a length in the 6 1/2 furlong race on the tapeta. Today's win by Eradicator provided trainer Catherine Day Phillips with her seventh win in her last ten starts spanning just over two weeks including two stakes scores with Mr. Havercamp (September 23) and Dixie Moon yesterday.  Catherine has a total of 19 wins, 13 seconds, 6 thirds in 67 starts a...

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Dixie Moon Rises in Cup and Saucer Stakes

Updated - 08/10/2017
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Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry's Dixie Moon rises to capture the 2017 Cup and Saucer Stakes at Woodbine for trainer Catherine Day Phillips with Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva. Coming off of a strong second in the G1 Natalma Stakes last month, Dixie Moon gained the lead early in the Cup and Saucer against the boys and held off rivals in the stretch to notch her first stakes win. The mile and a sixteenth black-type race on the turf for two year-old Canadian-breds was her second career win after winning first time out in a Maiden Special Weight going 7 furlongs in August. A homebred by Curlin o...

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